Tuesday, December 16, 2014

E-Z Tie Baetis

Burnt Toast Baetis V1
By: Larry O Jurgens
Hook: TMC 2488/2488H
Size: 18~24
Tying Thread: Olive UTC 70
Abdomen: Burnt Toast #942-1265 Sulky® 40wt Embroidery Thread
Wingcase: Pheasant Tail Midge Vinyl Tubing
Thorax: Dark Olive Squirrel Dubbing
Head: Tying Thread
Optional; Sally Hansen Hard as Nails®

Tying Instructions
Start the abdomen thread 2 eye lengths behind the hook eye and wrap to partway down the hook bend and return.
Whip-finish with 3 wraps and cut off the thread.
Optional: Coat the abdomen with Sally Hansen Hard as Nails® for durability.
Start the tying thread behind the hook eye.
Tie in the wingcase material and overwrap to above the hook point.
Dub the thorax from the hook shank mid-point to 1 eye length behind the hook eye.
Pull the wingcase material over the thorax, press down so tubing is flat and tie in.
Cut off excess,
Tie a whip-finish.
Pick some fibers out of the thorax dubbing for legs as needed.